Proposed Revisions to Draft Local Plan (Preferred Options)

Comment ID 938
Document Section 1. Preferred Options Revisions Section 9 - New Implementation Policy New Implementation Policy View all on this section
Respondent V Ellis - CPRE Kent View all by this respondent
Response Date 17 Mar 2017
What is the nature of this representation?
  • Object

This section refers to important social and physical infrastructure.  It is essential that it also refers on on-site/off sites biodiversity offsetting or other biodiversity mitigation that needs to be provided in advance of, or alongside development.  It should also refer to the SAMM and associated contributions.

The Infrastructure Delivery Plan is lacking in detail, and costs and funding sources should be resolved.  Both S106 obligations and CIL will need to have regard to viability issues to ensure the level of levy set or obligations sought does not prevent the delivery of development in general.  The council should be confident of the viability of local plan proposals sites and this evidence should be available at the Regulation 19 consultation.

 It is not clear from the paragraphs and policy how the plan will feed into a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), nor what programme the council have in place to work with partners to develop a Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule as well as seek alternative funding opportunities.

Officer's Response Not yet available.
Proposed Change